Charles Edward, Prince of Alstion
Charles Edward (High Imperial: Carolus Eduardus), nicknamed the Diligent, of the House of Alstion was the son of John Alexander and Vivienne d'Amaury and the third Emperor of the Eighth Empire. He inherited the hereditary Johannian title of the Prince of Alstion as heir to the line, along with the Duchies of Alba, Balamena, and Corazon, the former in which he issued to his sister. Spending his formative years in the care of his grandfather, Alexander Frederick, he returned to prominence only at the very end of John VII's reign when he briefly served as his successor before settling his claim to the Imperial throne for the titular Johannian Principality of Alstion.
Family & Childhood
Claiming the Orenian Throne
During the years following his resignation of power, Prince Charles entered a courtship with the young Cascadian Matriarch, Duchess Lorena of Augustin. However, severals years into the relationship, the woman wed her cousin, Antony Helane, in a clandestine ceremony -- leaving the Princeling bemused, and heartbroken. For a while, his intentions of constructing a homestead for himself and his sister were discarded, leaving him to ruminate a return to Aeldin. It was during this time that the Duchess of Alba reached out to her Horenic relatives in their respective territories, vying for any eligible noblewoman for her sibling. Her endeavors were fruitful, as not long thereafter, the Dowager-Empress Karenina of Alban offered the hand of her unwed daughter, Magdalena Cassia, and sister to Antony, in marriage.
The two were wed in a private ceremony late into the year 1734, both the bride and groom having surpassed the age of thirty.
Titles, Styles, and Honors
Titles and Styles
- 1705-1721: His Imperial Highness, the Duke of Corazon
- 1721-1725: His Grace, the Duke of Corazon
- 1725-1725: His Imperial Majesty, the Holy Orenian Emperor
- 1725-Present: His Serene Highness, the Prince of Alstion
Full title as Holy Orenian Emperor
HIS IMPERIAL AND ROYAL MAJESTY, Charles I Edward of the House of Alstion, By the Grace of God Holy Orenian Emperor and rightful Emperor of Aeldin, Forever August, Apostolic King in Oren, of Marna, Mardon, Salvus, Seventis, Savoy, Vandoria, Aesterwald, Courland, Santegia and the Westerlands, Duke of the Crownlands and Blackmarsh, Count of Helena, Johannesburg, Krajia, Lorath and Cantal, Baron of Darkwood and Gravelhold, Fidei Defensor, Supreme Protector of Mankind, Master of the Lions of Man, etcetera.
Full title as Prince of Alstion
HIS SERENE HIGHNESS, the Prince Charles Edward of the House of Alstion, Prince of Alstion, Duke of Balemena, Count of Enswerp.
|Henrietta Karenina||7th of Sigismund's End, 1735||Alive||Unwed|| Duchess of Furnestock